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Call For Tutorials and Workshops
12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)
http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2017/
March 6-9, 2017, Vienna, Austria
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We would like to invite you to organize a workshop or tutorial at the
12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot
Interaction (HRI 2017). The HRI Conference is highly selective and
aims to showcase the very best HRI research, which has
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary roots in robotics, social
psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial
intelligence, engineering, and many other disciplines. Each year, the
HRI conference highlights a particular theme. For HRI 2017, the theme
is "Smart Interaction", following Vienna’s “Smart City” initiative.

Important Dates
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3 October 2016: Submission of workshop and tutorial proposals
19 December 2016: Notification of workshop and tutorial acceptance
3 January 2017: Final camera-ready versions due

Tutorials and workshops will be held on March 6 2017, one day before
the main technical sessions. Submission instructions for organizers
follow below.

All tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted to the tutorials
and workshops chairs, Friederike Eyssel and Guy Hoffman at
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, no later than 3 October 2016. The proposals
submitted will be subjected to a review process.

Tutorials
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We invite experts in different areas to propose half-day or full-day
tutorials relevant to the HRI 2017 theme of "Smart Interaction".
Examples of topics are state-of-the-art overviews of particular HRI
areas or design/research methods. Interdisciplinary approaches are
particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of tutorial organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the tutorial that will be linked to the
HRI 2017 website
2.  Publicizing the tutorial
3.  Running the tutorial at the conference
4.  Optionally, compiling tutorial proceedings after the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):
*   Title of tutorial
*   Motivation or background
*   Overview of tutorial including topics covered and schedule
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Tutorial speaker(s), including bio sketches / short CVs
*   Links and references relevant to the tutorial
*   A 150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the tutorial in HRI 2017

Workshops
-----------------
Workshops are an opportunity for participants to meet other members of
the HRI community, to discuss problems and to present their ideas
around a common topic. The workshops can be half-day or full-day, and
can cover any topic relevant to HRI research, design, methodologies,
or education. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The responsibilities of workshop organizers include:

1.  Setting up a website for the workshop that will be linked to the
HRI 2017 website
2.  Publicizing the workshop and soliciting position papers from
potential participants
3.  Selecting workshop participants based on the quality of their
position papers, which outline the submitters' views on the workshop
topic and the reasons for submitters' interest
4.  Running the workshop at the conference
5.  Optionally, compiling workshop proceedings and/or finding (or
creating) opportunities for formal publication of extended versions of
position papers after the workshop
6.  Optionally, soliciting and coordinating the appearance of invited
speakers at the workshop

Please submit the following information (up to 3 pages, open format):

*   Title of workshop
*   Organizer(s), including contact information and short CVs
*   Overview of the workshop including schedule, format, and types of
activities (e.g., whole-group discussions, break-out sessions,
position paper presentations, etc.)
*   Target audience or prerequisites
*   Approach for recruiting participants
*   Plan for documenting the workshop
*   A 150 - 250 word abstract suitable for advertising the workshop in HRI 2017
*   A list of potential invited speakers and participants who
indicated their interest in the workshop.

We look forward to your exciting proposals!

Organizing Committee
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General Chairs
Bilge Mutlu, UW-Madison
Manfred Tscheligi, U.Salzburg

Program Chairs
Astrid Weiss, Vienna U. Technology
Jim Young, U.Manitoba

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs
Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld U.
Guy Hoffman, Cornell U.



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